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Sesili is a 59-year-old married woman with six children. For over ten years, she has operated a huge plantation where she grows taro, yams, banana, and taamu to sell in her community. Sesili has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

Sesili is requesting a loan to buy new equipment such as a wheelbarrow, crowbar, spade, knives, rakes, and other tools for her farm. She plans to use the profits from her loan to support her family.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Sesili to buy a wheelbarrow, crowbar, spade, knives, rakes, and other tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014